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Taisuke Koyama's Traces of Tennis Balls

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012
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These extremely magnified photos by Toisuke Koyama reveal in fine detail of what is left behind when a tennis ball comes crashing down onto the court. The series is titled Thousand Impacts, suggesting the repetition and potentially massive variation in how this tennis ball residue may present itself. The craggy details of the court appear to be rugged and tumultuous seas with the remaining fuzz of the absent tennis ball furthering this effect, appearing as wind-whipped white caps. The simple gesture of a tennis ball bouncing now reveals the kind of intimate interaction it has with each bounce, leaving a fragment of itself behind every time it slams into that hard, textured surface.
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